Rolling Stone is taking part in protection Monday after its story about rural Oklahoma hospitals being overrun by ivermectin overdoses and stopping gunshot victims from getting medical consideration is being debunked. Dr. Jason McElyea advised KFOR that emergency rooms had been reportedly “so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times” getting medical consideration as a result of Oklahoma residents had been overdosing on horse de-wormer treatment.
And that was all Rolling Stone wanted to serve up an enormous fats plate of crimson meat to the blue checkmark nation simply ready to run with a narrative about how gunshot victims in RURAL Oklahoma couldn’t get medical consideration. And the offender was these pesky anti-vaxxers who’re taking ivermectin!
Blue checkmarks…mount up!
And they did. In droves. All the standard suspects had been in. Rachel Maddow Nation was experience or die on this story.
And loads of precise unhealthy actors received concerned in pushing this one, too. I don’t understand how @DrEricDing hasn’t been kicked off of Twitter by now. He’s a bottomless nicely of misinformation. pic.twitter.com/8FA6ABNTTu
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) September 5, 2021
Well, over the weekend, one hospital, NHS Sequoyah, launched an announcement saying that not solely has its hospital not been overrun by these pesky ivermectin ODs, however the hospital “also has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdoses.”
The hospital added in its assertion that Dr. McElyea hasn’t labored within the Sequoyah hospital in over two months. “All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care,” Sequoyah’s communications workforce said.
Ahh, however that’s ONE HOSPITAL…what in regards to the others? Surely they’re being overrun by folks ODing on this horse dewormer. It must be true as a result of Dr. McElyea stated so.
According to KOTV in Tulsa, the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information acquired 12 ivermectin calls in August. The poison management folks added that there are at present 13 sufferers associated to ivermectin.
THIRTEEN. There are 77 Oklahoma counties. Oklahoma has 165 hospitals unfold out throughout the state.
Now, is it doable that each one 13 sufferers had been piled into one Oklahoma hospital and Dr. McElyea simply occurred to be in that one emergency room and rapidly there have been a number of gunshot victims being dumped off at that precise hospital?
Uh, it’s unlikely. I’ll have to see additional proof right here from Dr. Mc as a result of his story of hospitals being overrun doesn’t jive with what the state’s poison management individuals are stating.
“Since the beginning of May, we’ve received reports of 11 people being exposed to ivermectin. Most developed relatively minor symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness, though there’s the potential for more serious effects including low blood pressure and seizures with an overdose, as well as interactions with medications such as blood thinners,” Scott Schaeffer, managing director of the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information, advised Oklahoma Health on August 26.
You might discover how Schaeffer didn’t point out something about hospitals being overrun. He didn’t subject some loopy plea to the general public, stating how gunshot victims aren’t being seen due to ivermectin overdoses.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone and the blue checkmark brigade are going to stay to this story even with the information on the market to show that it’s absolute nonsense.
I spoke with Scott Schaeffer, head of the @OKPoisonCenter, who says their poison management hotline has fielded 10 calls from Oklahomans taking livestock dewormer in an try and deal with or forestall COVID-19. He urges people not to try this.https://t.co/NiVeZxIxrd
— Chris Polansky (@ChrisOkPolansky) August 23, 2021